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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Hawks' picks: Round 1/14 -- Earl Thomas, S, 5-0, 200, Texas: Considered the most instinctual safety in the draft, Thomas should improve the back end of Seattle's defense immediately. - by The Sports Xchange
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10/03/18 - S Earl Thomas (fractured leg) was placed on reserve/injured by the Seahawks Tuesday (Oct. 2). He is eligible to be designated for return and begin practicing after missing at least six weeks and can play after eight weeks.
09/30/18 - S Earl Thomas will get his way -- a one-way ticket out of Seattle - if the Seahawks get their way. Seattle has been shopping the disgruntled Pro Bowl selection. Multiple reports say the Seahawks are asking for two second-round picks, and they are standing firm on what they want for the 29-year-old out of Texas. Thomas is in the final season of a four-year, $40 million deal. At the end of this season, he will become an unrestricted free agent. Two potential suitors, according to NFL.com, are the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys.
09/30/18 - S Earl Thomas, who left Sunday's game at Arizona on a cart after attempting to make a tackle during the second half, suffered a fracture in his lower leg. The disgruntled safety, involved in heated contract negotiations with Seattle, threw the middle finger in the direction of of the Seahawks' sideline as he was being driven away on a cart for x-rays. Seattle coach Pete Carroll downplayed the reaction, simply saying "it's a big stadium."
09/30/18 - S Earl Thomas was fined $13,369 for an obscene gesture as he was carted off the field after suffering a broken leg during the second half of last Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to a Seattle Times report. Thomas' left tibia was broken as he attempted to break up a pass that resulted in a 22-yard touchdown from Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen to Chad Williams that tied the score. As Thomas was taken to the locker room on a cart, he directed his obscene gesture at the Seahawks' sideline. FOX TV captured the incident and it has been replayed numerous times since then. There was no unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called on the play because Thomas was already on the sideline. The amount of the fine is standard in the NFL for a first offense for unsportsmanlike behavior, the Seattle Times reported Saturday.
09/26/18 - FS Earl Thomas: The star safety chose to sit out two practices last week to protect his body and expects to be fined for his actions, but the Seahawks still started him against the Cowboys and he thrived, recording two interceptions. Carroll seems to have a firm grasp on the situation for now, but trade winds will keep swirling as the All-Pro defender continues to voice his displeasures publicly.